Working for You
As a not-for-profit charitable trust, we specialise in supporting schools, agencies and families to affect lasting change with the safe and secure use of technology.
We have built an international reputation for developing multi award-winning educational online safety tools, services and resources.
Our core objectives: value for money, service quality, choice, flexibility and safety, ensure that the services we provide are the best possible.
Leaders in Online Safety and Security
Working closely with UK and International Governments and Agencies; Organisations and Technology providers, we advise and shape policy, practice and legislation.
We are proud to be a world leader in online child safety, a founding member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety as well as an advisor to Governments and the lead partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre.
Our dedicated team are on hand to provide schools with expert advice and guidance. For more information, please contact us.
Ian Daniells, CEO
Ian is the CEO of SWGfL. He has many years experience of management and commercial issues including over six years as CEO of a large regional law firm and various other directorships.
He is also a practicing solicitor and brings that experience and expertise to SWGfL to oversee and assist the teams in maintaining and expanding the excellent services and products that they provide.
Paul Hancock, Commercial Manager
Paul is a Senior Manager and is responsible for finance, digital platforms and security. Paul also chairs the NEN Technical Strategy Group.
He has a broad and extensive experience in IT and education, as well as more specifically in procurement, networks and information security.
David Wright, Director UK Safer Internet Centre
David is the Senior Manager responsible the UK Safer Internet Centre. David has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police, CEOP and Childnet.
David has presented at online safety conferences both home and abroad and currently chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK as well as a member of the CEOP Education Advisory panel and the National Council for the NetSmartz Workshop in the US.
More recently, David has been appointed to the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and actively participates with the Council’s education and public awareness working.
Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager
Ken is the Senior Manager responsible for Compliance and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Ken chairs the successful multi-disciplinary regional E-Safety Development Group. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, he works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.
Ken has wide education experience, drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as an Education Adviser for ICT in Plymouth, UK. These roles not only include the monitoring of standards of ICT in schools, but also building and maintaining the city’s education broadband infrastructure and strategy.
His subsequent work around e-safety education, intervention and school improvement has developed from a pragmatic understanding of school need. This work includes education programmes for students and staff that range from cyberbullying to protecting professional identity; creation of school improvement strategies and production of innovative e-safety support materials.
Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including schools, universities, social care, teacher’s unions, police, local authorities and government organisations.
His work with South West Grid for Learning and Plymouth University has commissioned a number of influential pieces of research that include sexting, professional abuse and UK school development in mapping online safety provision. He is one of the creators of the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and the Online Compass tool for children’s settings. He is a published author and musician.
Latest from our Magazine
Over 13,500 Schools now benefit from 360 Degree Safe 2.0
Over 13,500 schools have been successfully transferred onto 360 Degree Safe 2.0 with new members registering each week. Read the full article to see how schools across the nation have benefited.
1st June 2020
SWGfL listed as one of the most innovative ‘Online Safety’ companies in UK
A new report has revealed that the UK is a world leader in online safety innovation. As part of this, SWGfL are proud to be listed as one the companies throughout the nation leading the way in online safety products.
27th May 2020
Report Harmful Content Launch Bi-Lingual Site
We are pleased to announce that the Report Harmful Content platform is now available in Welsh language, which will make this service more accessible for Welsh language users.
27th May 2020
RM offer support in response to ‘Education Platform’ scheme
The Department for Education has published a new scheme to support schools set up an online teaching platform. In response to this, RM Education have shown their support by offering their services throughout the nation
22nd May 2020